Motorcyclist Killed In American Fork Canyon Crash
May 16, 2021, 3:05 PM | Updated: Jul 13, 2023, 5:30 pm
(Utah Highway Patrol)
AMERICAN FORK, Utah — A Utah County man was killed after he crashed on his motorcycle in American Fork Canyon.
The incident happened at mile post 10 on state Route 92 around 3:10 a.m. Sunday.
Officials said the rider, a male in his early twenties, failed to negotiate a turn while traveling westbound on S.R. 92.
Both the man and motorcycle ended up in the river, according to a Facebook post from the Lone Peak Fire District.
Officials said he was not wearing a helmet and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The road in American Fork Canyon was closed for several hours Sunday morning while the Utah Highway Patrol investigated.
“Summer and motorcycle riding season is here. Please wear a helmet and appropriate riding clothing. If you are in a passenger vehicle, please watch for motorcycles,” concluded the post from Lone Peak Fire.
On Wednesday, the Utah Highway Patrol tweeted some safety tips for motorcyclists as part of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month:
- Scan 12 seconds ahead of you.
- Use both brakes when stopping, the front brake only stops 70% of the bike.
- Have an escape plan.
- No lane filtering on any road with a speed limit above 45 mph. This includes slowed traffic on the freeway.
As a Motorcyclists:
-Scan 12 seconds ahead of you.
-Use both brakes when stopping, the front brake only stops 70% of the bike.
-Have an escape plan.
– No lane filtering on any road with a speed limit above 45 mph. This includes slowed traffic on the freeway.
— Utah Highway Patrol (@UTHighwayPatrol) May 13, 2021